Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Brexit

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 8th January 2019.

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Photo of Virendra Sharma Virendra Sharma Labour, Ealing, Southall

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many civil servants in his Department are currently working on planning for the UK leaving the EU without a deal; and how many have been moved from other projects to work on those plans.

Photo of Richard Harrington Richard Harrington Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

BEIS has c.950 staff working exclusively across all elements related to delivering the UK’s exit from the EU, including no deal planning. That number includes staff recently moved from other projects and those recruited. Further moves will follow as the remaining elements of the Department’s plans are enacted with numbers subject to that planning.

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